Norway Things to Do

  • The Stone Bridge of the Knuten
    The Stone Bridge of the Knuten
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  • Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
    Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
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  • Mount Fløien
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Norway Things to Do

  • Vigelandsparken

    Oslo Things to Do

    A friend of mine visited Oslo two years ago and brougt me back a book on Vigeland and his history and the park. Well seeing it in real life was fantastic and he was truly a remarkable sculpture with exciting ideas

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  • Mount Fløien

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    Fløibanen at sunset beautiful. The cable car in Bergen is its top attraction and one of Norway's most famous the only cable car of its kind in Scandinavia. I would agree with the claim that you have not really seen Bergenif you have travelled on the Fløibanen. A trip on the Fløibanen is necessary for all those who want the full Bergen experience...

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  • Preikestolen

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The walk to Preikestolen is a must! I’ve made this walk several times since coming to live in Stavanger and hope to do it at least one more time before I leave. The walk and climb to Priekestolen is enjoyable in itself - there are some impressive views on the way up looking back towards Stavanger. However the icing on the cake is the stunning...

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  • Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishops Palace

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Nidarosdomen, the cathedral of Trondheim dates back to the year 1070 and with its giant facade, decorated with 3 rows of statues of bishops, saints and kings it is one of the most significant gothic churches on earth. Nidaros was the ancient name of Trondheim and that is where the name comes from. Take a closer look at the facade and you will see...

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  • Vikingship Museum - Viking Skip Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Oslo is easy to walk around. In the summer take a ferry from the quay to the island where there are 3 museums K50, but over 67 y o it is K30 return. It is about 1km up to the Viking Boat Museum, whole boats preserved and on display. Entry is K80 or K40 for seniors. Afterwards, follow the signs and walk to the Fram (which we really enjoyed) and...

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  • Fish Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    One of the best fishmarkets I have ever visited just a pity everything is so expensive. All the vendors were nice and gave us samples to try. If not for that I do not think that I would ever have had whalemeat

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  • Gamle Stavanger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    This is the historic center of Stavanger and includes several artisan workshops and the Norwegian Canning Museum. It is known as Gamle Stavanger, which means �Old Stavanger� in Norwegian. There are said to be 173 white cottages dating from the 1800's in this area. It is the largest surviving wooden house settlement in northern Europe. I really...

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  • Munkholmen and Ravnkloa

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The Benedictine monks built a monestry here, prob first in Scandinavia. In ancient times the island was used as Trontheim's excecution grounds. Today it has recreational facilities and can be reached by ferry

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  • Akershus Fortress

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Not everything is open on Mondays in Oslo. The Akershus fortress is. It was built in the 13th century to overlook the river and defend the city. In the grounds, there are a load of cannons and sculptures. It's free to enter the grounds, and rather attractive.

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  • Buildings, streets and Alleys

    Bergen Things to Do

    A little behind the iconic warehouses begins the old town of Bergen. All the small streets with white houses are wonderful. I noticed that most of them are paved, just as in my home city Plovdiv. Interesting paintings on the walls diversify visitors. Even the small table with flowers in front of one house was really charming in the sunny winter...

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  • Lysenfjorden - Not pulpit or kjærag

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Chance to both looking up from a cruse to the end of the Fjord and a chance to look down on the lysefjord as we drove the small roads on the north and south rim with a rented care beautiful small roads like 496 near fossmark with nobody but us on them and lots of sheep.

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  • Bakklandet, Gamle Bybro and the wharfs

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Next to Gamle Bybro you will find the most attractive of these old wodden houses along the river Nida. They certainly look best in the morning-sun and when you take the pics from one of the bridges there. Next to the bicycle-lift there is also a small square that will reach to the river and will allow you to make photos of the houses of the...

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  • Aker Brygge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    The pedestrian zone along the harbour is called Akker Brygge and is famous with its restaurants and cafes. I bet it's really pleasant to have a walk during the sunny summer but at -13 degrees with strong wind along the fjord it's better just to skip it. (Sorry no photos)

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  • Hansa Bryggen

    Bergen Things to Do

    For the visitor Bryggen (Norwegian for the quay) is what frames Bergen beautiful waterfront with dozens of beautiful old wooden buildings with building styles from a period of time before the English settles built a hut in the new world. The place became a city in 1070 and now is full of Chinese, Japanese and other global tourist visiting the ...

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  • Stavanger domkirke

    Stavanger Things to Do

    It is 2011, and we are in Stavanger not long after the "Oslo Massacre" had taken place. Many of the dead were still being buried, and this was the case in Stavanger, there was a funeral being held for one of the victims. Outside the Cathedral, were many flowers and condolences left there by the people of Stavanger and others. In the afternoon, we...

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  • Ringve Music Museum and botanical garden

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The Ringve-museum is not only interesting for its great collection of musical instruments but it is also a great farm-building with lovely houses made of wood and an interesting park around of it.

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  • Holmenkollen

    Oslo Things to Do

    The Holmenkollen ski jump is one of Oslo's most popular sporting destinations and also a major tourist attraction in itself. Inside the complex is a ski museum and the site on a hilltop over the city offers fantastic views of the city

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  • City centre / Waterfront / Parks

    Bergen Things to Do

    Have a stroll in the beauiful neighbourhood of Nordnes, in the centre of Bergen. Nordnes is a peninsula and neighbourhood in the city centre. Here you will find the typical Bergen houses, ie small wooden houses, and narrow cobbled street. At the tip of Nordnes is Nordnesparken and the Aquarium. Main road: Walk the road Markeveien north-east...

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  • Breiavatnet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    In Stavanger, I found many statues and monuments. They were in parks and streets, they seemed to pop up everywhere. The most important statue is of a Gazelle by the Lake, one I looked at, but somehow haven't a photo of is “Dedicated to the Men and Women of Norwegian Blood who have contributed to the Building of America.” Another statue was of a...

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  • Norwegian University of Science and...

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Don't forget to stop by the bookstore and get a souvenir. Like all college bookstores, NTNU carries school-related paraphernalia and souvenir. Unfortunately, like other college bookstores, its price ain't cheap. However, some are good for their price. While visiting NTNU, I bought a keychain that looks like the school logo (a square-shaped pewter...

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  • Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    The Palace is a symbol of the Norwegian history. It was made as a residence for King Carl Johan in 1849 but it was not finished util his death. The Royal Palace is owned by the state and there live the royal family which actually has no real political power in the country, only a representative. The current monarch is Harald V. It is open for 2...

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  • Fjords

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    The fjord from the North Sea into Bergen is a beautiful one and should not be missed. Be on deck in order to enjoy the cruise, best at the end of the day when there is a lot of activity in the harbor and fjord. In our case, the ship was the Holland American Line Prinsendam which has many viewing areas and can easily clear the bridges into Bergen.

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  • Flor og Fjære Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    This year (2010) we've been very lucky to visit two beautiful gardens - Keukenhof in Holland and Flor&Fjaere in Norway. In order to visit Flor&Fjaere you have to book a boat trip from Stavanger; if possible on a sunny day:). A nice 20 minutes boat trip and you are on Sør-Hidle island. The trip is expensive (it also includes a lunch or a dinner -...

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  • Kristiansten

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Kristiansten fortress was built on a small hill above Trondheim and it dates back to the year 1691. There is a museum. but that was under reconstruction, while I was in Trondheim in September 2009. At least I was able to enter the innercourt and see some old cannons and get a great view over the city from up there.

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  • City Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    One of the rooms at City Hall is so amazing that it deserves an additional tip. It is called the Krogh Room. It took my breath away. I had already said "wow" several times while visiting City Hall, but said "wow" the whole time while visiting the Krogh Room ;) The paintings in this room, which is designed in gothic style, cover the whole walls,...

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  • Mount Ulriken

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    Bergen is surrounded by seven hills/mountains, of which Mt. Ulriken is the highest one. One can go by a nice cable car up, but there are also many paths for those who want to make it on their own and walk/hike all the way up. Up on the hill there is no restaurant; in that sense Mt. Floyen was nicer place. It also had more places to sit and watch...

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  • Jæren - beaches

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    You don't have to go to Jæren to find beaches, although the Jæren beaches are bigger and more sandy. The city beaches are spread along Gandsfjorden, they are small and cozy. Go by bus no 4 to Rosenli or no 6 to Godalen and walk between the buildings down walkways to the fjord (see my Rosenli tip or the "bike or hike" tip right above for more info...

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  • Stiftsgården

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The Royal Residence was built in 1778 and is made of wood! There are guided tours through the rooms and to judge from the pictures on the websites that I have seen, it must be really worthwhile! Unfortunately our time was limited, so we did not go inside, but we did enjoy the surrounding gardens, where many Trondheimers were relaxing in the sun!

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  • Norwegian Folk Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Another interesting part of the Museum is the exhibition on Sami life and culture. Here, there were models dressed in Sami clothing, I could see how the Sami lived and how they hunted. It was very interesting. Part of the prized display, is the pair of Sami baptismal boots, made of white fur from a reindeer calf, which is considered the finest...

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  • Aquarium

    3 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    Bergen akvariet was found in 1960. It has about 60 aquariums, representing one of the most extensive collections of marine fauna in Europe. There are seals and penguins in large outisde pools. They also have a cinema with 3D films on Bergen and Norwegian coast. If you are staying in Bergen for more than a couple of days, give it a try. Open on...

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  • Svarthola

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Svarthola means the Black Cave and is nothing else to see than a simple small cave :-) What is interesting at this cave, is the fact that it was populated 6000 years ago by a group of hunters (25 is the supposed number). There were found some remains from those times. What you can find now... some plastic souvenirs lying on the floor. Perhaps...

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  • Torvet

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The monument of OLAV TRYGGVASON, also known as Holy Olav,who was the founder of Trondheim is situated in the centre of the giant townsquare. He was born in Russia and started to introduce christianity to Norway. He was forced to leave the country,but some time later he returned to fight for his throne and was killed in the battle of Stiklestad. He...

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  • Karl Johansgate

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    This is the main street in Oslo, connecting the Central Oslo Station (famous as Oslo S) and The Royal Palace. Except the shops and the nice architechture buildings, the street includes many of Oslo's tourist attractions - The Royal Palace, Stortinget (The Norwegian Parliament), The National Theater, The Old University Buildings, Park Spikersuppa...

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  • Museums / Memorials

    Bergen Things to Do

    The tour of the Hanseatic Museum was fascinating for a history buff like me but others will find it interesting as well. I learned our guide that the dialect of Norwegian spoken in Bergen is different than other parts of Norway due in part to the Hanseatic and Danish influence that was more profound in Bergen. the Museum gave a great perspective of...

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  • Oljemuseet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The Norwegian Petroleum Museum wasn't on our list of places to visit. We were quite happy to see the modern buildings on our cruise though. The Museum is about Oil and Gas, providing an insight into the industry. Expect to follow a trail of learning about petroleum from its origin of one million years ago to the exploration and production of oil...

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  • The bicyckle lift Trampe

    Trondheim Things to Do

    This is a really funny and also unique sight : A lift that helps cyclers to go uphill with the help of a tiny platform, where they post there right foot, while sitting on the bicycle and they are pushed uphill that way. Unfortunately you will need a special card in order to use this lift, but I am sure watching others is a lot better than taking it...

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  • Kon Tiki Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Kon Tiki museum is one of the trio (with Fram and the Viking ships museums) settled on the Bydgoy peninsula facing downtown Oslo. Unlike the other two, this particular locale brings rather mixed feelings. I have not been a fan of Thor Heyerdahl for very long time and I came to this shrine of his with the slight hope that something might convince me...

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  • Tours and Activities

    Bergen Things to Do

    Though a major city, you don?t have to travel far before you are in prime birding habitat. One area that is well worth a visit is Kalandsvatnet. This large lake is surrounded by woodlands and farmland. At Kalandsvika you will find a observation tower that looks over reedbeds with such species as Sedge Warbler and Reed Bunting. If you need a guide...

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  • Botanical garden

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The botanical garden is always open, and the entrance is free! Sundays in the period 9 june - 29 sept from 12 o'clock - 3 p.m. there is a free barbecue, that is the charcoal is lit and you can bring whatever you want to grill, and members of "Botanisk hages venner" (Friends of the botanical garden) sell icecream, coffee, herb tea, waffles,...

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  • Vår Frue Kirke

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Vår Frue Kirke does not look very special from outside, but the interior is really worth seeing although this church is also a so-called "open church" that means it is open all day and even untill 11.00pm and it is used also as a place to warm up, drink some coffee or take a nap on one of the benches by homeless people, drug addicts etc. But dont...

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  • Fjord

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    We came to Oslo on a cruise ship and had the opportunity to leave through the fjord when evening was falling. It was magical. Small seaside towns dot the landscape. Sailing boats were out. Ferries ply the waters. And there are rocks and lighthouses. If you have the chance to cruise to the open sea, by all means stay on deck and enjoy a special trip...

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  • Edvard Grieg / Troldhaugen

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    After touring Grieg's home you can take a stroll down the path leading to the fjord at the bottom of the hill. There you will find Grieg's grave, he died in 1907, marked with a large plaque set among the pines. It is a very serene and beautiful place.

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  • Hafsfjord

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Møllebukta in Hafrsfjord is a popular beach. The fjord is shallow with a narrow opening into the ocean, which means that bathing temperatures are often higher here than on the Jæren beaches. And I must admit I prefer sunbathing on grass rather than on sand! A part of the beach is reserved for surfers. The linked page is in norwegian, press "Kart...

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  • Nordre gate Pedestrian street

    Trondheim Things to Do

    After we left the pier, we continued to walk east along Fjordgata, then right (south) into Nordre Gate, a cobbled-stone street closed to traffic. There were a motley of retail shops there but I have to say that quite a number of things were extremely expensive here. A Sony Memory Stick that would normally cost around USD$50 back home in Singapore...

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  • National Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    I learn the there are two painted versions of the iconic Edward Munch painting “The Scream” one painted in 1893 at the National Gallery Oslo shown here, The other painted in 1910 is at the Munch Museum, Oslo both worth seeing. Please do yourself a favor and get the Oslo Pass it lets you in all the museums and we got past about 200 folks from a...

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